Georgia Insurance Agent Continuing Education and License Renewal Requirements
Georgia Major Lines Licensed Agents must complete 24 Credit Hours of Approved Continuing Education every 2 years to be eligible to Renew their License.
At least 3 of the 24 credit hours must be approved for Ethics Training.
Major Lines include:
- Life, Accident and Sickness
- Property and Casualty
- Personal Lines
Continuing Education and Renewal Requirements must be completed every 2 years, on or before their Expiration Date, which is the last day of the licensee’s birth month.
Agents licensed in multiple lines are only required to meet the same requirements as agents with single lines of licensing.
Georgia CE Requirements are “Non-License Type Specific.” Agents can take courses in any subject matter as long as:
- They are approved by the Georgia Department of Insurance
- At least 3 credit hours are approved for Ethics Training
Agents licensed consecutively for more than 20 years are only required to take 20 Hours of Continuing Education, 3 hours of which must be in Ethics.
Georgia Insurance Agent CE and Renewal Requirements Summary
|Resident Agents with less than 20 years of service||24 hours (3 hours must be in Ethics)|
|Resident Agents with more than 20 years of service||20 hours (3 hours must be in Ethics)|
|Credit Insurance Only||10 hours (no Ethics Requirement)|
|Limited Subagent Only||10 hours (no Ethics Requirement)|
|Workers Compensation Adjuster Only||20 hours of approved CE thru WC Board (no Ethics Requirement)|
Special Training Requirements
Property and Casualty Agents
Agents licensed in the Property line of authority that will be selling Flood Insurance must complete a one-time, 3 Hour continuing education course related to NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program).
Life and Health Agents
Any agent who sells, solicits or negotiates an Annuity Product must complete a one-time, 4 Hour Annuity Suitability course prior to selling.
Long Term Care
An agent may not sell, solicit or negotiate a Long-Term Care Partnership policy unless the individual has completed an initial 8 Hour Long Term Care training course. Agents must also complete ongoing training consisting of a 4 Hour Long Term Care training course every compliance period following.
Additional Continuing Education Information
- Excess credits of up to fifty percent (50%) of your biennial CE requirement may be carried forward to the next filing period.
- Excess Ethics Training carries over as a General Credit and will not be applied to future Ethics Training Requirement.
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Your License is Eligible for Renewal during your “License Renewal Period”. The License Renewal Period for Georgia Licensed Agents begins 60 Days prior to their Expiration Date. There are 3 Options for Renewing your license:
- Online through NIPR, located here: GA Agent Renewal (NIPR)
- Online through Vertifore (Sircon): GA Agent Renewal (Sircon)
- Renewal via Paper Application: GA Agent Renewal (Paper Application)
While we strive to provide you with the most up to date and accurate information about your Georgia Insurance License Renewal Requirements, there may be some specific licensing requirements, or changes in State Laws or Insurance Regulations which we may not be referenced above. Our goal is to assist you in every manner possible, but it is the responsibility of each individual agent to determine their specific licensing renewal requirements. You can locate additional information related to the Georgia CE Requirements through the Department of Insurance website at www.oci.ga.gov